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British IS bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee: report

London - A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday.

Nigeria's Buhari to stay in London for 'further rest'

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari needs "further rest" so will extend his month-long medical stay in London, but there is "no cause" for worry over his health, his office said Tuesday.

IS, Boko Haram won't be defeated unless corruption tackled: NGO

London - Western governments need to step up their efforts to combat corruption if they are to defeat jihadists such as the Islamic State group and Boko Haram, Transparency International warned Tuesday.

Britain's Brexit bill to be 'very hefty', EU's Juncker

Brussels - Britain will have to pay a "very hefty" bill to leave the European Union and negotiating a new relationship with the bloc will take years, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned Tuesday.

Britain will not bribe its way to Brexit: minister

Riga - Britain's "Brexit" minister responsible for managing its departure from the European Union on Tuesday denied reports his government was planning to pay eastern EU states to support it during negotiations with Brussels.

France's Hollande criticises Britain over child refugees

Paris - French President Francois Hollande called Tuesday on Britain to "accept its responsibility" to take in stranded under-age migrants stuck in France who wish to join up with family in the UK.

UK by-election a battle for survival in Brexit bastion

Stoke-on-trent - A knife-edge by-election in the biggest Brexit-backing city will be make-or-break for UKIP and Labour, with both parties struggling to find their role as Britain quits the European Union.

Hundreds of EU citizens rally for Brexit rights

London - Hundreds of EU citizens living in Britain rallied outside parliament on Monday as the House of Lords began debating a bill that will empower Prime Minister Theresa May to start Brexit negotiations.

British Museum training Iraqi experts to save Mosul heritage

London - As Iraqi forces fight to take back Mosul from the Islamic State group, archaeologists trained by the British Museum are preparing for another battle -- trying to save what they can of the city's heritage.

Delay risk as Britain's Lords begin Brexit bill debate

London - Britain's House of Lords could delay a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Brexit, with EU citizens campaigning for their rights to be protected as debate got under way Monday.

Artisans break the mould in Britain's pottery capital

Stoke-on-trent - At the 18th-century Spode pottery works in Stoke-on-Trent, start-up artisans like 22-year-old Emma Price are moving into abandoned buildings and breathing new life into a once-mighty industry.

Blair urges pro-EU Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Friday urged Britons who support the European Union to "rise up" and persuade Brexit voters to change their mind about leaving the bloc in a high-profile speech.

Blair urges pro-EU Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Friday urged Britons who support the European Union to "rise up" and persuade Brexit voters to change their mind about leaving the bloc in a high-profile speech.

Blair urges pro-EU Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Friday urged Britons who support the European Union to "rise up" and persuade Brexit voters to change their mind about leaving the bloc in a high-profile speech.

Ethical qualms make UK police cameras a mixed success

London - With accusations of police misconduct raging on both sides of the Atlantic, Britain has taken the lead in supplying officers with body cameras despite worries about ever-increasing surveillance by the authorities.

Spain will seek deal for expats after Brexit: Rajoy

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he thinks a deal can quickly be worked out with Britain to defend the rights of British expats in Spain after Brexit.

Roger Waters urges Trump resistance ahead of major show

London - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Thursday said the band's seminal album "The Wall" had taken on new significance with the rise of Donald Trump, accusing the US president of "creating as much enmity as possible".

Roger Waters urges Trump resistance ahead of major show

London - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Thursday said the band's seminal album "The Wall" had taken on new significance with the rise of Donald Trump, accusing the US president of "creating as much enmity as possible".

Roger Waters urges Trump resistance ahead of major show

London - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Thursday said the band's seminal album "The Wall" had taken on new significance with the rise of Donald Trump, accusing the US president of "creating as much enmity as possible".

Syria crisis still 'appalling': aid chief David Miliband

Istanbul - The head of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and former British foreign secretary David Miliband on Thursday said the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Syria was still "appalling" despite a fragile ceasefire.

Syria crisis still 'appalling': aid chief David Miliband

Istanbul - The head of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and former British foreign secretary David Miliband on Thursday said the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Syria was still "appalling" despite a fragile ceasefire.

Syria crisis still 'appalling': aid chief David Miliband

Istanbul - The head of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and former British foreign secretary David Miliband on Thursday said the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Syria was still "appalling" despite a fragile ceasefire.

Church of England rejects report barring gay marriage

London - The Church of England's General Synod on Wednesday rejected a report which ruled out accepting homosexual marriage and had led to a gay rights protest outside the meeting of Anglican bishops.

Rolf Harris faces UK retrial over sex charges

London - Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris will be retried over three sex offences after a British court failed to reach a verdict this month, and will face one additional charge, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Gambia welcomes British FM for first time since independence

Banjul - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who in the past sparked fury over comments about Africans, arrives in The Gambia on a charm offensive Tuesday as its new government considers rejoining the Commonwealth.

Melinda Gates says Trump abortion order 'could affect millions'

London - US President Donald Trump's block on US funds going to organisations involved in abortion care overseas could impact millions of women, Bill and Melinda Gates have warned, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.

Trump UK visit could sidestep parliament speech: report

London - The thorny issue of US President Donald Trump speaking to the British parliament might be sidestepped by staging his state visit when MPs are not sitting, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Deutsche Boerse boss faces new insider trading questions

Frankfurt Am Main - Insider trading suspicions against Deutsche Boerse chief Carsten Kengeter took a new turn Friday after a German media report that he discussed merger plans with the London Stock Exchange with a government official shortly before a large share purchase....

UK 'concerned' by Russia opposition guilty verdict

London - Britain said Thursday it was "concerned" at the guilty verdict against Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, saying it raised questions about the rule of law.

British MPs approve bill to start Brexit

London - British MPs overwhelmingly backed a bill on Wednesday empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start negotiations on leaving the European Union, bringing Brexit a significant step closer.
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